Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Free Space
  FYI

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   FYI
Spacebug
Member

Posts: 72
From: Yacolt WA USA
Registered: Aug 2003

posted 12-27-2004 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacebug   Click Here to Email Spacebug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sir Arthur C. Clarke survived the coastal devastation of Sri Lanka, his home for the last 40 years.

dss65
Member

Posts: 821
From: Sandpoint, ID, USA
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 12-27-2004 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very glad to hear that--I had been concerned about him. Thanks for sharing.

------------------
Don

randy
Member

Posts: 1287
From: West Jordan, Utah USA
Registered: Dec 1999

posted 12-28-2004 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's great news! Thanks for the info.

star51L
Member

Posts: 117
From: Vilano Beach, FL, USA
Registered: Aug 2002

posted 12-28-2004 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for star51L   Click Here to Email star51L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actor Jet Li also survived, with minor injuries also...gosh, the magnitude of this is hard to comprehend; latest updates have over 50,000 dead...and rising.

Scott
Member

Posts: 3293
From: Houston, TX
Registered: May 2001

posted 12-28-2004 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a link with 4 incredible videos. Click on the links below each picture (or you can do a "Save Target As" on each of them).

http://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/2004/12/28/418730.html


A very frightening phenomenon to be sure. A third of the way through the second video there are a couple of people who appear to be relatively safe, but then they are swept away.

[This message has been edited by Scott (edited December 28, 2004).]

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 27327
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 12-29-2004 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Florian Noller (Spaceflori.com) will be traveling to the area affected by the tragedies to deliver/volunteer aid to local relief funds (he was scheduled to vacation in the area before the earthquake and resulting tsunamis hit). Before he departs next week, he has started a sale on his website wherein all proceeds will be donated to those in need.

[This message has been edited by Robert Pearlman (edited December 29, 2004).]

Rob Joyner
Member

Posts: 1292
From: GA, USA
Registered: Jan 2004

posted 12-29-2004 04:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, thanks for the info about Flori's effort. I've ordered four flown pieces:

*Shuttle Columbia Door
*Mir Bag
*Gemini 8 Heat Shield
*Mercury 7 Heat Shield

If any of you haven't checked this out then please do so. Flori has some really good bargains and, of course, it's for a very good cause.
Rob

spaceflori
Member

Posts: 1376
From: Germany
Registered: May 2000

posted 12-29-2004 04:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi folks,

thanks a lot for the coverage....while this is certainly not the place and time to advertize anything I'm happy to report that already over $1000 have been generated in the first 12 hours after I started the sale !
Lots of items are gone, many are still available, so go folks !!!

Thanks to everybody who has already contributed his part whether through a purchase or a direct donation to a relief fund.

And remember.....$1000 is the 3-6 months income of a family down there, so compared to the total damage nothing but for a few people it is life and existence saving !

Thank you
Florian Noller

[This message has been edited by spaceflori (edited December 29, 2004).]

mdaymont
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 12-29-2004 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdaymont   Click Here to Email mdaymont     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a great way to help donate. I've ordered the Card signed by Herman Oberth. Thanks for the headsup, guys!

Best regards,
Mark in Utah

keith.wilson
Member

Posts: 62
From: Callander, Stirling, Scotland
Registered: Jun 2002

posted 12-29-2004 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keith.wilson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Message from Arthur C Clarke regarding Asian disaster.
From: http://www.clarkefoundation.org/

12.29.04

From Sir Arthur:

Thank you for your concern about my safety in the wake of last Sunday’s devastating tidal wave.

I am enormously relieved that my family and household have escaped the ravages of the sea that suddenly invaded most parts of coastal Sri Lanka, leaving a trail of destruction.

But many others were not so fortunate. My heart-felt sympathy goes out to all those who lost family members or friends.

Our staff members are all safe, even though some are badly shaken and relate harrowing first hand accounts of what happened. Most of our diving equipment and boats at Hikkaduwa were washed away. We still don't know the full extent of damage -- it will take a while for us to take stock as accessing these areas is still difficult.

We are encouraging concerned friends to contribute to the relief efforts launched by various national and international organisations. If you wish to join these efforts, I can recommend two options:

- Contribute to a Sri Lanka disaster relief fund launched by an internationally operating humanitarian charity, such as Care* or Oxfam*

- Alternatively, considering supporting Sarvodaya, the largest development charity in Sri Lanka, which has a 45-year track record in reaching out and helping the poorest of the poor. Sarvodaya has mounted a well organised, countrywide relief effort using their countrywide network of offices and volunteers who work in all parts of the country, well above ethnic and other divisions. Their website,
http://www.sarvodaya.lk/

provides bank account details for financial donations. They also welcome contributions in kind -- a list of urgently needed items is found at:

http://www.sarvodaya.lk/Inside_Page/urgently%20needed.htm

There is much to be done in both short and long terms for Sri Lanka to raise its head from this blow from the seas. Among other things, the country needs to improve its technical and communications facilities so that effective early warnings can help minimise losses in future disasters.


Arthur Clarke
29 December 2004

Frederic Janik
Member

Posts: 307
From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 12-29-2004 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Frederic Janik   Click Here to Email Frederic Janik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wanted to say thank you to Florian for his charitable gesture and his good idea.

Frederic

JAE
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 12-29-2004 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAE   Click Here to Email JAE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If there is a seller on eBay auctioning video of the tsunami, can anything be done to end the auction? I think it is totally disgusting that someone would try to profit from this disaster.

Here is the link to the auction so you can see it for yourself:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=41676&item=6354459803&rd=1

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.

Jeff

Scott
Member

Posts: 3293
From: Houston, TX
Registered: May 2001

posted 12-29-2004 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JAE:
If there is a seller on eBay auctioning video of the tsunami, can anything be done to end the auction? I think it is totally disgusting that someone would try to profit from this disaster.

Jeff



I see the vidcap they chose is of someone being swept to their death. Classy. This scum needs to be reported to eBay. I'm sure they have a policy (as they did immediately after 9/11) of not letting people profit from a disaster of such magnitude.

They are also selling other similar items:
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQgotopageZ1QQsassZsevenQ5fdevilzQQsorecordsperpageZ50QQsosortpropertyZ1

JAE
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 12-29-2004 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAE   Click Here to Email JAE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
eBay pulled the auction I mentioned earlier this afternoon. However they are selling similar items. Videos in which the human suffering isn't so obvious.

Anything to make a dollar. How sad.

Florian, I applaud your efforts to help. I've been reading the post-tsunami accounts from the tourists. The poorest of the poor are giving from all they have to help these strangers. The least we can do is help these people rebuild their lives. My wife will be making a donation to an aid organization soon.

Jeff

Scott
Member

Posts: 3293
From: Houston, TX
Registered: May 2001

posted 01-08-2005 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my spaceflori item today and it's great. Thanks again for doing this, Florian!

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement